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Broken bones first aid

Kōiwi tāwhatiwhati whakarauora


Call 111 immediately and ask for an ambulance if:

How to tell if someone has broken a bone

Broken bone bikeIf someone has broken a bone, they will have one or more of the following symptoms:

Helping someone who has a broken bone

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2022.


See also:

Bone & joint problems

Living with an injury

Pain relief after an injury

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Review key: HIFAD-141030